Learn to Sew a Zippered Cosmetic Bag with Jessie!

Tomorrow, our editorial assistant Jessie is hitting the road and heading to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Atlanta at the Gwinnett Center! Jessie will be in Make-It Center Thursday through Saturday. Here’s Jessie in Fort Worth, TX last year with one of our visitors to the Make-It Center. As you might be able to tell by the photo below, Jessie is a ton of fun to sew and hang out with!

jessie 1024x579 Learn to Sew a Zippered Cosmetic Bag with Jessie!

At the Expo in Atlanta, you can come and stitch up a mini version of one of our favorite projects from Sew it All, Season 7. In Episode 704, “Box Bag,” Stacy Schlyer of the blog Stacy Sews shows how to make an adorable zippered bag with a clever handle that lets you hang up the bag on any hook or doorknob. (Find the FREE tutorial here!) DSC 0409 1024x685 Learn to Sew a Zippered Cosmetic Bag with Jessie! It’s such a quick and fun project that also makes a wonderful gift. Depending on the fabric you use and the recipient, it makes a great travel make-up bag, shaving kit, pencil bag or portable bag for your sewing supplies (my favorite use!). It also takes less than a yard of fabric, so it’s a great stash-buster too!

Today Jessie got some teaching practice by showing me how to make the mini version of the bag that we’ll be sewing in the Make-It Center. It’s fun and easy and sews up quickly. Here’s my finished masterpiece in very elegant and sophisticated doughnut-print fabric! boxbag 1024x986 Learn to Sew a Zippered Cosmetic Bag with Jessie! It’s also great for travel because you can just hang it up in the hotel bathroom and save counter space. hanging 789x1024 Learn to Sew a Zippered Cosmetic Bag with Jessie! So handy! If you’re not in the Atlanta area to visit Jessie this week, Original Sewing & Quilt Expo makes a ton of stops all over the country throughout the year. You can find the full schedule and a list of locations here. If you’re in the Chicago area, I’ll be in the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Make-It Center in Schaumburg, Illinois from March 27-29. We are so excited to meet you!

 

This entry was posted in Events, Sew It All, Tutorials. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Learn to Sew a Zippered Cosmetic Bag with Jessie!

  1. Carrie Cunningham says:

    I’m attending the Expo in Chicago! I’m planning to stop by and make a bag!

  2. Laurie says:

    the directions do not tell you anything about the handle, the size and how to attach it. would someone help me?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>